Dear tom yum soup,

Tom yum soup with chicken from Zen Zero

Tom yum soup with chicken from Zen Zero

It’s winter. It’s cold. I’m sick. I hate it. But there’s always something that helps me feel better: hot, spicy soup. So of course I braved the cold once more to get a steamy, zingy serving of tom yum soup. I mean, ‘yum’ is in the name.

All I needed was some Sriracha for an extra kick. But not really.


Alma is a journalist by trade, living and working in Chicago while staying true to her tree-hugging spirit, L.A. spirit. Favorite pastimes include watching great television, listening to fantastic podcasts and daydreaming about writing a novel. Favorite foods run the gamut from sweet to salty to savory to eggs Benedict. And chocolate. Especially chocolate.